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Amnicon Falls, Courtesy of Expensive/Sold-Out Hotels Everywhere (Day 57)

September 15th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

I meant to stay the night in Duluth, but the Super 8 wanted $70 for a smoking room and the Motel 6 wouldn’t answer their phone. So I drove across the river to Superior, where cheap roadside motels were plentiful. But, despite all of them broadcasting “Vacancy” in red neon, none of them had rooms. Supposedly. I guess I could’ve shaved. Oh well.

So I drove on to the first campground in Wisconsin. It stays warmer at night in states where they have > 0% humidity it turns out. And where you’re below 7,000 feet elevation. It was dark when I got there. Slept pretty well. And when I woke up, the campground had waterfalls.

It probably had them when I went to sleep, too, but I have no evidence of this.

amicon-falls_with-bridgeThe pool is brown from the tannins!

Nice privacy in the campground — especially when only three of 30 campsites are taken. A little expensive for an out-of-stater ($22), though it wasn’t much cheaper for in-state ($16?). Ah well. Cheaper than $70 and less smoky, plus it got me closer to my next scheduled stop in Michigan than I would’ve been otherwise. Hooray Amnicon!

And then I left.

Went to a Country Kitchen restaurant, though, which had spectacular pancakes.

bkd

  1. Bice710
    September 15th, 2009 at 08:27 | #1

    I Told you I could hook you up with a place to stay in Duluth, but you weren’t interested. Maybe I should have mentioned it was with an amazing chef/nutritionist. Oh well, you had Country Kitchen.

  2. September 16th, 2009 at 06:14 | #2

    They were *very* good pancakes…

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